Hybrid Happiness

>> Tuesday, October 11, 2011

3 Basket Quilt Patterns + Fall Fabrics + Prize Incentive from Pat Sloan =
Hybrid Happiness!

 Pat Sloan is hosting a sew along using her Baby Baskets pattern or one from her Novelties book. You can find out more about it here.

 I'm planning to use her baskets and make 6 of them - one in each of these colours. The autumn floral is one of my favourite 'neutral' backgrounds.

Basket of Whimsey from Barbara Brandeburg's book, "Meadow Rose".

 I took a photo of these prints that I plan to use to make a floating border like in Barbara's quilt.

I think my colour choices fit into the "Indiana Amish" palette that Roberta Horton describes in her book, "An Amish Adventure: A Workbook for Color in Quilts". {second edition} It's the addition of orange, yellow and yellow-green, plus tan and brown into the more 'traditional' Amish quilt colours of using the section of the colour wheel from red to green with black as the neutral.
I took all of these pictures about a month ago when the contest first started. I just happened to be rereading Roberta's book at the time and well, let's face it, Basket Whimsey has obviously been in the back of my mind since I bought the book years ago! When Pat recently extended the deadline for the project - and it just has to be a top  & not finished! - I had to make a plan to act on all this basket happiness:)

I  just polished off a piece of leftover Thanksgiving Cherry Pie and am set to fuse my baskets before my daughter gets home from school!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


lovetostitch October 12, 2011 at 11:04 PM  

I'm soooo telling you ate the "Cherry Pie" without sharing!!!
Love your Dreamboard!

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